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One Came Home

By (author) Amy Timberlake , Read by Tara Sands

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A Newbery Honor Book An ALA-ALSC Notable Children's Book Winner of the Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Juvenile Novel " An adventure, a mystery, and a love song to the natural world. . . . Run out and read it. Right now. Newbery Medalist Karen Cushman" In the town of Placid, Wisconsin, in 1871, Georgie Burkhardt is known for two things: her uncanny aim with a rifle and her habit of speaking her mind plainly. But when Georgie blurts out something she shouldn't, her older sister Agatha flees, running off with a pack of "pigeoners" trailing the passenger pigeon migration. And when the sheriff returns to town with an unidentifiable body wearing Agatha's blue-green ball gown everyone assumes the worst.Except Georgie. Refusing to believe the facts that are laid down (and coffined) before her, Georgie sets out on a journey to find her sister. She will track every last clue and shred of evidence to bring Agatha home. Yet even with resolute determination and her trusty Springfield single-shot, Georgie is not prepared for what she faces on the western frontier. "From the Hardcover edition.""

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  • CD-Audio
  • 129.54 x 149.86 x 30.48mm | 113.4g
  • 11 Mar 2014
  • Listening Library
  • New York
  • English
  • Unabridged
  • Unabridged
  • 0553397060
  • 9780553397062

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AMY TIMBERLAKE is the author of the Newbery Honor book"One Came Home, " as well as the middle-grade novel"That Girl Lucy Moon"and picture book"The Dirty Cowboy, "winner of the Golden Kite Award. Amy has worked as a book reviewer, columnist, and children's bookseller. She grew up in a small town in Wisconsin, and now lives in Chicago. Visit her at AmyTimberlake.com."

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Starred Review, The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, February 2013: With its historical backdrop, enjoyable narrative, and endearing heroine, this will appeal both to fans of Philbrick s "The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg" and Kelly s "The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate." Starred Review, School Library Journal, January 2013: Timberlake seamlessly integrates information about two significant events that occurred in Wisconsin in 1871 Georgie s physical and emotional odyssey that occurs between those two events will linger in readers minds. Starred Review, The Horn Book, January/February 2013: it s Georgie s voice that really brings the story to life, with its original, folksy turns of phrase and self-deprecating humor that make it as entertaining to read as a Christopher Paul Curtis novel. Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews, December 1, 2012: Georgie's story will capture readers' imaginations with the very first sentences and then hold them hostage until the final page is turned. "

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